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Diabetes and psychological care

Use the following resources and tools to improve psychological care for people with diabetes.

People with diabetes experience disproportionately high rates of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. All people with diabetes should have access to psychological treatment and support to reduce psychological distress and improve self-management.

Publications

Diabetes and emotional health - a practical guide for healthcare professionals supporting adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes (PDF, 3MB)

This guide is for healthcare professionals working with people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who are experiencing emotional difficulties. It offers strategies and tools for how to recognise and have conversations about emotional problems, as well as for providing appropriate support. Read more here.

Three dimenstions for diabetes (3DFD): Integrating psychological, social and diabetes care for patients with poor glycaemic control, Diabetes UK (November 2014) (PDF, 73KB)

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Resources

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